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Title:Parent power and urban school reform: The story of Mothers on the Move
Short Description:This case study of Mothers on the Move analyzes efforts to improve schooling outcomes in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the South Bronx.
Annotation:This case study of Mothers on the Move (MOM), published by the New York University Institute for Education and Social Policy, analyzes efforts to improve schooling outcomes in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the South Bronx. It describes a ten-year struggle to expose hidden disparities in achievement and resources between local schools and schools in wealthier neighborhoods.
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Achievement Gap
African American
High School
Low-Income Students
Parent/Family Involvement and Community Engagement
Urban Areas

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Hours of opportunity: Lessons from five cities on building systems to improve after-school, summer school, and other out-of-school time programs
How increasing college access is increasing inequality, and what to do about it
The Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network
Underperforming schools and the education of vulnerable children
A stronger nation through higher education: Why Americans must achieve a "big goal" for college attainment
Mind the gaps: How college readiness narrows achievement gaps in college success
Student mobility in rural and nonrural districts in five Central region states
Postsecondary success
America's private public schools
Kentucky school-based family support: Twenty years later
Value added of teachers in high-poverty schools and lower-poverty schools
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 2: Slow and uneven progress in narrowing gaps
The advanced placement program benefits mainly well-prepared students who pass AP exams
Experiencing integration in Louisville: How parents and students see the gains and challenges
Building roads to success: Key considerations for communities and states reconnecting youth to education
Children of immigrants: The changing face of metropolitan America
Up for grabs: The gains and prospects of first- and second generation young adults
Parents want to know
The progress of education reform: Pre-K-12 literacy: State of the nation
Integrating suburban schools: How to benefit from growing diversity and avoid segregation
The economic value of higher teacher quality
Advancing teacher and prinicpal effectiveness: Four recommendations for reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
State test score trends through 2008-09, Part 3: Student achievement at 8th grade
Making summer count: How summer programs can boost children's learning
On our way: Educational toolkit for families (A program instructional guide)
Unlocking doors and expanding opportunity: Moving beyond the limiting reality of college and career readiness in California high schools
The College Match Program
2011 Kids count data book: State profiles of child well-being:
Succeeding with English language learners: Lessons learned from the Great City Schools
The nation's report card: Reading 2009
Processes and challenges in identifying learning disabilities among English Language Learner students in three New York state districts
Mind the (other) gap: State profiles
The dropout/graduation crisis among American Indian and Alaska Native students: Failure to respond places the future of native peoples at risk
Welfare reform and intergenerational mobility
The achievement gap where you live
Summer reading, summer not: How project READS (Reading Enhances Achievement During Summer) can advance equity
Federal higher education policy priorities and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community
The opportunity illusion: Subsidized housing and failing schools in California
Children of Immigrants Data Tool
State of metropolitan America: On the front lines of demographic transformation
The role of parents in dropout prevention: Strategies that promote graduation and school achievement
The state of preschool 2009: State preschool yearbook
Helping Latinas succeed in school: How schools can address barriers to high school graduation
Hispanicity and educational inequality: Risks, opportunities and the nation's future
The changing pathways of Hispanic youth into adulthood
Investing in disadvantaged young children is an economically efficient policy
Achieving the Dream Data Notes: Academic outcomes of high risk students
Lessons from Achieving the Dream for federal efforts to improve college completion rates
Guiding the way to higher education: Step by step to college workshops for students curriculum (middle school, early high school, late high school)
Falling off track during the transition to high school: What we know and what can be done
Child trends: Education
Assessing school engagement: A guide for out-of-school time program practitioners
Achievement gaps: How black and white students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress
Outcomes of high impact practices for underserved students: A review of the literature
Teacher turnover, tenure policies, and the distribution of teacher quality: Can high-poverty schools catch a break?
Achieving the Dream Equity Resource Center
Equity overlooked: Charter schools and civil rights policy
Community colleges as gateway and gatekeeper: Moving beyond the access "saga" to outcome equity
Interventions to support readiness, recruitment, access, transition, and retention for postsecondary education success: An equity of opportunity policy and practice analysis
The next step in systems-building: Early childhood advisory councils and federal efforts to promote policy alignment in early childhood
Que pasa? Are English language learning students remaining in English learning classes too long?
Evaluation of new century high schools: Profile of an initiative to create and sustain small, successful high schools
Education longitudinal study of 2002 (ELS:2002): A first look at the initial postsecondary experiences of the high school Sophomore class of 2002
SREB states lead the nation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Programs
Establishing an effective guidance and advisement system
Educational programs and projects that address the needs of low-income students
The Breakthrough High School project
Improving math performance
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures
Education watch Colorado: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2004
Education watch Texas: Key education facts and figures 2006
Education watch California: Key education facts and figures
College degree nearly doubles annual earnings; Indiana lags nation in attainment of bachelor's degree
Graduation matters: Improving accountability for high school graduation
Education watch California: Key facts and figures
The funding gap 2007
The funding gap (Spanish version)
Preserving integration options for Latino children: A manual for educators, civil rights leaders, and the community
Head Start participants, programs, families, and staff in 2005
Cashing in or cashing out: Tools for measuring the effectiveness and outcomes of financial aid events
College readiness: Helping all students access and succeed in higher education
Historic reversals, accelerating resegregation and the need for new integration strategies
Getting students to meet challenging academic and career goals: Involving school mentors, parents, and community leaders
Transfer between community colleges and four-year colleges: The all-American game
National Council of La Raza
Putting English language learners on the educational map: The No Child Left Behind Act implemented
Early Head Start and teen parent families: Partnerships for success
Denied: Community college students lack access to affordable loans
Center for Native Education: Frequently asked questions and fact sheet
Minority males: Race/ethnicity, gender, and student outcomes
A profile of the Ronald McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program: 1999-2000
Early intervention program and college partnerships
Closing the gap in science achievement: Using NAEP science assessment scores to analyze state trends
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
The connection strategy: Preparing young people to succeed in college and beyond
Alternative High School Initiative (AHSI)
Dropouts, diplomas, and dollars: U.S. high schools and the nation's economy
Status and trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008
Examining the pre-college attributes and values of Latina/o graduates
Counting on graduation: An agenda for state leadership
College credit in high school: Access and success for low-income and minority students
Improving academic preparation for college: What we know and how state and federal policy can help
Minority youth: Overrepresented & underserved in Indiana's systems
Making the dream a reality: Action steps for states to prepare all students for college and career
Tuition equity legislation: Investing in Colorado high school graduates through equal opportunity to postsecondary education
Raising graduation rates: A series of data briefs: Progress toward increasing national and state graduation rates
Promoting a systematic focus on learning supports to address barriers to learning and teaching
Lost learning, forgotten promises: A national analysis of school racial segregation, student achievement, and "controlled choice" plans
Straight from the source: What works for first-generation college students
Successful bilingual schools: Six effective programs in California
Rescuing Brown v. Board of Education: Profiles of twelve school districts pursuing socioeconomic school integration
The High Schools Hispanics Attend: Size and Other Key Characteristics
Brown at 50: King's dream or Plessy's nightmare
Parental and family involvement literature review and bibliography: Exploratory report
Bridging the gap between high school and college
Career academies: Impacts on labor market outcomes and educational attainment
The challenge and call for cultural adjustments in educating African American males: Implications for school counselors and leaders
National Urban League Scholarships
Catching the Dream
Destination university: A guide to college for students and their families (English Version)
Ladders of learning: Fighting fade-out by advancing pK-3 alignment
Early childhood education: Investing in quality makes sense
Educational vouchers for universal preschools
Effective preschool curricula and teaching strategies
College scholarships for Latino students: Are opportunities being missed?
After Michigan, what? Next steps for affirmative action
The unraveling of No Child Left Behind: How negotiated changes unravel the law
School and parent interaction by household language and poverty status: 2002–03
Education and incarceration
Confronting the graduation rate crisis in the south
The link between high school reform and college access and success for low-income and minority youth
Achievement in America
Latino achievement in America
Fragile futures: Risk and vulnerability among Latino high achievers
It's kind of different: Student experiences in two early college high schools
Challenging the myths: Rethinking the role of school counselors
Improving your child's education: A guide for African-American parents
Ticket to nowhere: The gap between leaving high school and entering college and high performance jobs
The expectations gap: A 50 state review of high school graduation requirements
Fifty years after Brown v. Board of Education: A two-tiered education system
Under-prepared community college students: Implications of attitudinal and experiential differences
Knocking at the college door: Projections of high school graduates by state, income, and race/ethnicity
Education dedicated to black males still relevant
Involving families in high school and college expectations
Adolescence: Are parents relevant to students' high school achievement and postsecondary attainment
Promise abandoned: How policy choices and institutional practices restrict college opportunity
Education watch online
Smart districts, from Voices in Urban Education
Indianapolis urban league: Campaign for African American achievement
College enrollment gender gap widens for White and Hispanic students, but race and income disparities still most significant new ACE report finds
The challenges of financial aid awareness and college access
The challenge of scaling up educational reform: Findings and lesson from First Things First
Prekindergarteners left behind: Expulsion rates in state pre-kindergarten systems
Knowledge is power program